Ron Artest was the casualty from the first week elimination on Dancing With the Stars, now the remaining stars are hoping to show improvement in week two.
Impressing the first week were Ricki Lake, J.R. Martinez and believe it or not, Chaz Bono.
This week the couples attempt the jive or the quickstep. Lets see who improves.
Leading off tonight are soccer player Hope Solo and Maks. Hope showed a lot of potential last week and Maks loves that. He has a great partner to work with this season and he’ll take advantage of that. They get the jive and it’s a high energy jive that has them both working hard. The judges liked the level of difficulty and her foot speed. She now needs to work on her precision. She gets a 19 for her jive.
Next up is Kristin Cavallari and Mark Ballas. Mark really wants her to perform this week. She wants to use some more of her performance skills. really how many performance skills do you have to possess to be on a reality show? They do a nice quickstep with a lot of energy. Bruno called Kristin a “Blonde Bombshell” and he liked it. Carrie Ann loved it, but Len picked it apart. Kristin gets a 22.
Now on the floor, David Arquette and Kym Johnson. If David can get over his nerves and relax a little he should be able to deliver a good jive. They look like they are had fun and danced well together. Carrie Ann liked the enthusiasm, even calling it “Carsonesque.” David gets an 18.
Next up is Elisabetta Canalis and Val. Elisabetta really needs to pick up the pace this week. They had some difficult rehearsals but pushed on through. They get a quickstep. She looks good, and it was better than last week. The judges thought it was a much better effort. She gets a 21.
Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke are next. Rob showed some skills last week, but I have a feeling he was one of the bottom teams. He says he is over his nerves this week as he tries the jive. They get a Beach Boy’s tune and Rob seemed more comfortable. The judges liked the improvement. He gets a 21.
Buckle up here comes Carson and Anna. Carson gets the quickstep this week and even he doesn’t know what to expect. He’s sure light on his feet and dramatic with his kicks. Still, it was a more normal routine. Carson gets a 18.
Ricki Lake and Derek Hough are next. I liked Ricki’s routine last week, but how will she handle the jive? Derrick has faith in Ricki, but does she have faith in herself? A lot of action and some tough choreography gets the pair a 23.
Here we go with Chaz and Lacey. Chaz’s body is starting to break down. They simplified the quickstep so Chaz could get through it. Not much movement from Chaz, Lacey did most of the work. Bruno said it was like an “Ewok dancing with Princess Leia.” It needed to be quicker. Chaz gets a 17.
Chynna Phillips and Tony are on next. She was great last week, can she do it again? She is feeling the pressure getting ready for the jive. She was moving the whole jive, but the Carrie Ann thought she played it a little safe. Chynna gets a 21.
Second-last to go is Nancy Grace. She is looking to improve from last week with her partner Tristian. She gets the quickstep this week and it’s been a rough week of practice. I can say it was better than last week, but it wasn’t that quick. Len thought it was a proper quickstep. Nancy gets a 21 out of 30.
Last up is the crowd favorite, J.R. Martinez. He earned a lot of fans last week with his story and performance. I liked it, lots of flips, kicks and good footwork. Carrie Ann spotted one lift and Len didn’t think it was a proper jive. They get a 22.
Results show tomorrow night.